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Engaging Your Community in Hybrid Events: 4 Tips for Success

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen a massive pivot to virtual events. Now, as many events are starting to be held in person again, some people are still not comfortable or cannot attend due to geographic restrictions. This has led many organizations to get creative and host hybrid events to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendees.

Although this type of event first became common during the pandemic, it is likely to remain popular because of the convenience and inclusion of attendees from any geographic location. If you’ve held any virtual events during the pandemic, you are in a great position to start planning successful hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://blog.gocadmium.com/engaging-your-community-in-hybrid-events

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Creating Hybrid Events That Appeal to Diverse Age Groups

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Many associations host engaging events for their members such as annual conferences, trade shows, and expositions. While the nature of these gatherings has historically been in-person, many organizations have turned to virtual offerings in the past year or so to continue engaging with their members from afar.

Now, in-person gatherings are beginning to pop up once again. Yet many association event planners are hesitant to move away from the virtual engagement model that they’ve come to appreciate. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: hybrid events!

Read full story at: https://blog.gocadmium.com/hybrid-events-diverse-age-groups

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USING ATTENDEE DATA TO MEASURE EVENT GOALS

I’ve collected all this attendee data, now what? We take a deep dive into evaluating these results in order to measure your event’s success.

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE ATTENDEE DATA

When attendees register for and attend an event, there are a multitude of touch points that occur that can provide a plethora of insights at your fingertips. Surveys, registration data, mobile app analytics, session scanning, live polling, lead retrieval, social media, and more! Not to mention internal data your company may already have.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/how-to-use-attendee-data-to-measure-event-goals

Read more stories like this at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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HOW TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO VIRTUAL EVENTS

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies ramped up their virtual events to replace in-person conferences. However, now that the return of in-person events is on the horizon, continuing to drive attendance to those events is not as simple.

Aspects of digital events are still expected to generate leads, prospects, and revenue pipelines to help your business grow, and event strategists must be flexible enough to adjust strategies and plans when something is not working the way it was meant to work.

Read more at: https://blog.impactpointgroup.com/how-to-drive-traffic-to-virtual-events

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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EVENT ENGAGEMENT: IS IT TIME TO RETHINK YOUR RETURN TO IN-PERSON?

When your team is making the choice between virtual and in-person events, there are many factors to consider. COVID-19 is an omnipresent risk that affects your potential attendees’ behaviors. Uncertain travel restrictions and potential cancellations are a cost-intensive headache. Even your attendees’ motivations change depending on whether an event is in-person or virtual.

According to Drift, “almost three-fourths of virtual attendees said learning was their main goal, compared to less than 10% who specified networking as their top priority.”

Read more at: https://blog.impactpointgroup.com/what-we-know-about-event-technology-and-machine-learning-0-0

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WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EVENT TECHNOLOGY AND MACHINE-LEARNING

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Event marketing has always been an effective method for attracting and retaining customers. According to Jobs In Marketing, at least 31% of marketers consider events the most effective marketing channel for their businesses, and 52% of business leaders named event marketing the biggest ROI driver. However, a lot has changed recently, making it more important than ever that marketers are quick to catch up.

The past 18 months have made quite an impact on the present and future of events, resulting in new methods and preferences for improving guest experiences, one of the most important aspects being technology.

Read more at: https://blog.impactpointgroup.com/what-we-know-about-event-technology-and-machine-learning

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/artificial-intelligence/

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Virtual Event Trends for 2021: Is the Future Virtual or Hybrid?

Virtual events have increased in popularity, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic.

As we all know, Zoom has been a dominant player in the virtual event industry, with their stock peaking at almost $560 in October 2020, up nearly tenfold from the year before. Of course, Zoom wasn’t the only company to benefit. Many others, including 6Connex, also saw 1,000% increases in virtual events on their own platforms.

Read more at: https://www.cometchat.com/blog/virtual-event-trends-2021

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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4 Secret Ways to Use Web Chat to Engage Attendees at a Virtual Conference

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Hosting a virtual event is no joke. When you’re hosting a live event where people can jump in and out as they please, a celebrity face might help in maintaining a person’s attention span, but interactions with the audience are much more sustainable.

In this article, we’ve jotted down a few ideas for you to use text, voice, and video chat to engage attendees at virtual events and conferences.

The difference between talking to your attendees and talking with your attendees comes down to how much you can engage with them without making the event boring.

Read more at: https://www.cometchat.com/blog/how-to-use-web-chat-to-engage-attendees-at-your-virtual-event

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7 Emerging Trends in Event Technology to Benefit From

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Event technology trends are continuously adapting. Those that adopt the most recent advancements often have a competitive advantage. In fact, studies have shown that event technology can increase in-person attendance by up to 20% and technology is an integral part of the events world.

But with so many new and emerging technologies, how do you make the right choice for your event that is going to benefit everyone?

Read more at: https://www.cometchat.com/blog/event-technology-trends

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Conferences in 2022

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Virtual conferences offer planners and marketers a way to connect with a broader audience, often leading to higher registration numbers than in-person events as travel and cost are no longer burdens attendees must bear. In our new normal, virtual events have taken over. According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. With this event type comes a new way of thinking and planning an event. It takes cross-functional teams that include planning, marketing, IT, and digital, as well as reimagining content that engages attendees from home. So, what does it take to plan a virtual conference?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-conference

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30 Virtual event ideas with examples for 2022

We’ve always had webinars, but now, the humble webinar has been joined by a new type of event – a virtual event.

According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. From virtual meetings to virtual conferences, the meetings and events industry has transformed in the last few months and is embracing new forms of event marketing and management technology.

With this new reality comes new challenges and solutions. As you’re building your virtual event strategy, there’s a lot to consider. The right virtual event platform, the right type of content, the best virtual engagement strategies – these are all crucial components in crafting an effective (and enjoyable) virtual event.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-event-ideas

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Where Does #EventTech Go from Here?

It goes without saying that the last year has been…long. And yet it also seems only yesterday that pots were being banged at 7 p.m. and Italian tenors were singing “Nessun Dorma” to their apartment blocks in lockdown. Time has been particularly elastic in the last year, and (meaning no disrespect to those that have lost or suffered) that’s been particularly the case in the #eventtech space, where more innovation in digital and hybrid events has come in the last year than in quite some time. I often get asked if I think that pace will continue. Let’s look at history to find clues to our future.

Read more at: https://www.smartmeetings.com/magazine_article/where-does-eventtech-go-from-here

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Hybrid Event Trends Defining the Future of Event Experience

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Though we’ve all heard the word more than enough times, “hybrid” still carries a good amount of uncertainty. What exactly does it mean? What does it look like in practice? How are Event Experience Leaders implementing hybrid in their own strategies?

We set out to answer these questions through real-time feedback, proprietary data, and extensive research. Our team interviewed and surveyed hundreds of attendees and sat down with industry experts to establish the guidelines for creating market-leading hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/hybrid-future-event-experience

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6 Key Takeaways From The Future of Event Experience

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This week, we hosted The Future of Event Experience, an immersive virtual event that brought thousands of event professionals together to celebrate innovation and discuss the era of Event Experience.

The Future of Event Experience kicked off with an energetic dance performance, filmed in Central Park, New York City, followed by an inspiring keynote speech from our Co-Founder and CEO, Eran Ben-Shushan. Eran shared Bizzabo’s vision for where the events industry is going and how Event Experience Leaders can be successful in 2022 and beyond.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/6-key-takeaways-future-of-event-experience

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Delivering More Impactful Events: Product Announcements From The Future of Event Experience

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We live in a hybrid world, filled with integrated experiences that blend the physical and digital. But the events industry has struggled to keep up with the change. Event management software wasn’t purpose-built for connected experiences, which has left event organizers unable to produce events that live up to their visions.

The resulting gap is what we call the Event Impact Gap™ — the chasm between what event leaders aim to achieve and what event technology enables them to do.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/bizzabo-product-announcements-future-of-event-experience

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Announcing the App Market in the Event Experience OS

The era of Event Experience is here. To succeed in delivering compelling experiences that drive business impact and delight attendees, organizers need the best event technology. At Bizzabo, we’re committed to providing Event Experience Leaders the tools and support they need, and we’ve got an exciting update to share how we’re doing more to help organizers.

At our recent virtual event, The Future of Event Experience, we announced many exciting product updates, including the App Market — an integral component of the Event Experience Operating System as an open platform.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/bizzabo-announces-app-market

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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7 Reasons Why You Should Host Video-Driven Events

Learn about the benefits of hosting video-driven events, including reach, engagement, networking, monetization, and more!

With the rapid growth of audio content and the ongoing buzz around audio chatrooms like Clubhouse, why should event professionals use video for their events?

The benefits of live streaming are nothing new, as it has been a go-to form of communication for marketers and content creators for years.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/corporate-events-en/7-reasons-why-you-should-host-video-driven-events.html

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6 fun virtual events ideas for events and team meetings in 2021

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Learn fun virtual event ideas for events and team meetings in 2021, that can inspire attendees or bring your team together.

Virtual event meaning

Virtual events are events that take place online. These types of gatherings allow attendees to participate from wherever they are – whether at home, at the office, or traveling abroad.

Since the start of the pandemic, virtual events have quickly become the norm in every professionals’ toolbox, with many businesses and organizations pivoting to the online world.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/virtual-events/the-best-games-for-fun-virtual-events-and-team-meetings.html

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Top 8 reasons to make your event hybrid

Whether its an activation, brand experience, board meeting or international conference more and more organizations are seeing the advantages hybrid events can provide. Here are the top 8 reasons our clients are choosing to go hybrid:
Wait, what is a hybrid event? We’re SO glad you asked! Find out here!

Increased Attendance
A hybrid event is so much more scalable than a purely in-person event, letting you reach a much larger audience.

Read more at: https://www.huddle-agency.com/huddle-blog/top-8-reasons-to-host-a-hybrid-event

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15 Attendee Engagement Tips Based on Neuroscience

Before the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events were less common –– especially as the high-production, immersive experiences they’ve now come to be. They were largely designed to attract future in-person attendees while adding an element of innovation.

The steady development of these formats –– and the technology to support them –– has now accelerated. Their benefits have also come into focus: wider reach, more inclusivity, and increased sustainability –– just to name a few.

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/neuroscience-event-engagement-tips

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5 Ways to Power Your Virtual Event’s Audience Engagement

The last couple of years has forced event organizers to shift their strategies from in-person to virtual events. But it’s unfortunately been a challenge. Shifting attendee expectations and new protocols have made it difficult to manage event planning and prove ROI.

Thankfully, the quick emergence of virtual events has birthed innovative and creative methods to level up attendee engagement and provide immersive virtual experiences.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-events-audience-engagement

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How to Launch a Successful Event with a Virtual Event App

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The events industry is shaking off a tumultuous last year and a half and taking with it many lessons learned. In 2020, event pros learned that the virtual component of events isn’t going anywhere, especially when tools like virtual event apps can help bring together in-person and virtual attendees through hybrid events.

Attendees no longer have to choose between attending an in-person event or not attending at all. In fact, with the emergence of virtual event technology, attendees can be present at an event from anywhere in the world!

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-event-app

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6 Hybrid Event Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Hybrid events have become a new industry favorite—they merge the community benefits of in-person events with the expansive reach and safer environment virtual events provide.

Though hybrid events are exciting and rewarding, they still pose some unique challenges for event managers. This article will discuss some of these difficult challenges and provide solutions for how to overcome them. Learn how to simplify and power your hybrid event planning, and delight attendees with memorable experiences

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/hybrid-event-challenges

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10 Reasons to Keep Hosting Events on a Hybrid Events Platform

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With many event venues reopening across the country and some restrictions on public gatherings loosened, you may think it’s time to return to hosting only in-person events and leave the streaming tech behind once and for all. After all, the cameras, microphones, and wiring needed to pull off first-class hybrid and virtual events are just one more thing for you to worry about, right?

Not necessarily. Even with in-person events on the calendar again, many audiences will continue to be interested in virtual events because they usually offer unique experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/summer-hybrid-live-virtual-events-ds00/

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Quick Tips on How to Create Engaging and Successful Virtual Sales Kickoffs

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Sales Kickoffs (SKOs) are a key annual programme for sales teams at most organisations. They are built to motivate, inspire, and educate the sales force, and create a rallying point to drive common goals. Sales leaders use their SKO to drive annual messages and look for these events to increase sales employee retention and drive quota attainment. And with planners typically responsible for organising 86% of internal events, they are a true team effort. As if executing these critical internal meetings wasn’t stressful enough, in our current climate, the need to hold successful virtual (and hybrid) SKOs is a reality.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/create-engaging-successful-virtual-sales-kickoffs

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ETL 21: What to Expect from Event Tech Live London 2021

As the events calendar for fall quickly fills up, it’s essential to make sure you’re getting the most out of the return to in-person experiences. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting once more at ETL 21, showcasing the latest and greatest Aventri products and updates.

If you’re wondering what Event Tech Live London is, or what you can expect from the event, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll spill all of the details before you meet us there!

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/what-to-expect-from-event-tech-live-london-2021

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Top Engagement Tech Tips From a Master of Moderation – Event Tech Talk Show

In this episode of The Event Tech Talk Show host, Adam Parry chats with Jan-Japp In der Maur Founder of Masters in Moderation & Event Tech Tool, ConsensIQ.

Jan-Japp offers his top tech tips for hosting engaging online and hybrid events.

To read more from Jan, click here to read his blog on how to use engagement tools effectively.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/top-engagement-tech-tips-from-a-master-of-moderation-event-tech-talk-show/news/punchtownparry/

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Making Your Virtual Event Interactive: 4 Things to Try

While many organizations have successfully made the shift to virtual events, there’s one challenge to them that’s proven difficult to overcome: virtual events are typically — just by nature alone — less interactive than in-person events

But that’s not to say they can’t still be interactive! There are many tactics and activities you can incorporate to better engage your online audience.

Here are just a few ideas…

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/making-your-virtual-event-interactive-4-things-to-try

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ENGAGEMENT WANING DURING YOUR VIRTUAL BREAKOUT SESSION? MAKE THE EXPERIENCE MORE ENJOYABLE FOR ATTENDEES!

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Open your calendar on any given day, and chances are good that it looks nearly identical to the day before: chock full of video meetings and conferences. Meeting after meeting can be taxing enough, but those held in the digital realm are leading to a phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue.”

This seems almost counterintuitive, as little effort is required to attend. However, there are many reasons why virtual meetings and conferences feel so exhausting. For one, they require an exorbitant amount of eye contact. No longer are you looking around a room as people speak; your attention is directed forward constantly.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/engagement-waning-during-your-virtual-breakout-session-make-experience-more-enjoyable-attendees

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Meet Accelevents, The All-In-One Event Management Platform!

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What better way to learn more about the exciting world of event technology than listening to an awesome product spotlight episode of the Event Tech Podcast? Today, Will and Brandt bring two guests in to hear an unbiased review of Accelevents, an all-in-one hybrid, and virtual event management platform. After all, in a world where there are more than 100 virtual event platforms, it’s sometimes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-management-platform/